The Jelly Factory! 26


Chesterfield USA   Feb 2009

Artist Bio

Influences:   This FAWM will be dedicated to all things Prince.

#10. Wow.

01 Participate in a skirmish πŸ‘πŸΎ
02 Participate in the 4 track challenge πŸ‘πŸΎ
03 Give 200 + comments πŸ‘πŸ½
04 Bust 100 zongs
So this FAWM I'm going to channel Prince through my entire song writing process. I will draw inspiration mostly from his, um..."unreleased" material. πŸ˜€. I'll be looking to craft songs for others to sing, so I'm checking out various FAWMers to see whom to create certain jelly with. I'm going to use familiar Prince sounds, i.e. Linn Drums.
I know we're getting down to the wire. There are some collabs that I was not able to complete in the time due to work, order of collabs, and just plain creativity ebbs and flows. Placeholders will be completed by mid-March. I will be around to comment on others as well.

Songs (26)

#1 Happy Freaky @writeandwrong  15
6 weeks
#2 Bleach 12
6 weeks
#3 U Like Girls 39
6 weeks
#4 Humans Being @nancyrost  30
6 weeks
#5 Stab, My Darling! @acousticmaddie  30
5 weeks
#6 Cry Over U 27
5 weeks
#7 We Go Down @kristian  36
5 weeks
#8 On My Lips (Audio Version) @ladyred  12
4 weeks
#9 False Encryption - The Enigma @tjfafterdark 8
4 weeks
#10 Everybody Loves U (When U Dancin') @boyatheart  25
4 weeks
#11 What If @debs  29
3 weeks
#12 Red Rider @boyatheart  8
3 weeks
#13 Love Fix @boyatheart  12
3 weeks
#14 Can I Tell You That I Love You? @boyatheart  13
3 weeks
#15 Starting From Scratch @fearlessflight2014  ZONG
2 weeks
#16 Community @chipwithrow  10
2 weeks
#17 It's U @sherrycanary  ZONG
2 weeks
#18 The Big O @adnama17  7
2 weeks
#19 The Groove (4 the Jelly) @metalfoot  3
2 weeks
#20 Bed of Lies @aesthetic72  ZONG
2 weeks
#21 Tape 13: Inorganic Chemistry (Cassette Challenge) @elesimo  ZONG
2 weeks
#22 A Good Day 2 Live Life @fourtracktape 6
2 weeks
#23 Nobody Like Your Body @donaldlyre ZONG
2 weeks
#24 Placeholder 1 @bking  ZONG
2 weeks
#25 Can I Play With U? @burrsettles  1
2 weeks
#26 Placeholder 2 @visiblydistorted ZONG
2 weeks


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  • @sherrycanary  1 day

    I have a gig and radio show I have to prep for on Friday. After that, free as a bird. You can send anyway

  • @nancyrost  1 week

    If you haven't already, send the four-track mp3 to zecoop at yahoo and/or cooperider at gmail. Excited to hear the final tape!

  • @persaab 1 week

    Thanks for the Robolution comments.

  • @bking  1 week

    Hey Craig. I saw your email on my phone, but no attachments. Tried again once I got back to my desk, but not. Am I missing something?

  • @sherrycanary  2 weeks

    Yes...we are on!

  • @metalfoot  2 weeks

    Really nice work with The Groove. Not sure why the NSFW tag unless I missed something? But I love the music you made!

  • @zecoop  2 weeks

    Fannnnntastic lyrics/vocals on the 4-track song. Awesome having you on board, and now i can't wait for the next one to arrive in your box! Vom has all the tracks digitally, so we can have you recreate it if it doesn't come soon. It needs to be heard, whatever it is, because you've got the jelly it needs. πŸ˜€

  • @vomvorton  2 weeks

    Hiya! If Tape 8 still hasn't turned up by the end of the week let me know and I can send you the tracks digitally. After the shenanigans with Tape 9 I started backing them up before I sent them out...

  • @musicsongwriter 2 weeks

    Awesone, looking forward to collaborating with you Craig.

  • @bking  2 weeks

    Seriously cool. Whenever you're ready...

  • @fourtracktape 2 weeks

    Hey there... Can you choose one of the other players to collab with for chemistry? It's showing up twice in the four track page now. πŸ˜€

  • @musicsongwriter 2 weeks

    Likewise, congratulations on win Craig. Yes still hoping some of my collaborations might come out so added a few songs in waiting... Let me know if you think ours might come, will be amazing if it might.

  • @bking  2 weeks

    Sorry, duplicate post and couldn't edit yesterday. FAWMing on an iPhone has a few limitations. *cheesy grin*

  • @bking  2 weeks

    Put up a place holder my friend. I’m still game!

  • @aesthetic72  2 weeks

    I am down!

  • @fearlessflight2014  2 weeks

    Of course!

  • @boyatheart  2 weeks

    Hey thanks!
    I'll catch up with you over the next few days or so. Congrats to you too. You hit it out the park this FAWM my man!
    Infinite thanks for your awesome jelly too. We lit some firecrackers this year didn't we?

  • @sherrycanary  2 weeks

    You're on!

  • @adnama17  2 weeks

    Yeah! I like what you took and used and tweaked and whatever it is you do which I can't even begin to understand. 😁
    Although, not so sure I'm a brave soul. More likely a glutton for punishment. πŸ˜‰

  • @metalfoot  2 weeks

    Is The Groove in process yet? Just curious!

  • @fearlessflight2014  2 weeks

    You have complete freedom to do what you like, chop and change or replace anything. I gave you a long tail should you choose a fade out.

  • @solarrainuk  2 weeks

    Thanks for the comment! Glad you liked our Blade Runner inspired piece πŸ˜€

  • @fearlessflight2014  2 weeks

    ..oh...and let me know if you need the lyric... In fact... I'll email it to you.

  • @fearlessflight2014  2 weeks

    Ok... It's very rough, but maybe you can do something... I'm uploading three wav files 24bit/44.1 Raw unmixed vocal, Raw Double bass, and a sample loop of drums I was using to get some groove. I will email you the dropbox link to the email on your profile. If you don't get it soon email me: efrencham(at) . YAY! Even the feint hope is making me smile...

  • @writeandwrong  2 weeks

    Thank you, and congrats to you on your win as well! That trophy is looking awesome up there! Yes, you can definitely play around with Happy Freaky! Would love to hear what you come up with. The lyric itself is going to a guy in Philadelphia post-FAWM for consideration; however, if you don't mind that, all is good on my end with you coming up with something for it. πŸ˜€Of course, if yours comes out well (I know you do phenomenal work), I could see if the guy in PA wants to try to place it somewhere if you are interested. πŸ˜‰

  • @fearlessflight2014  2 weeks

    You've got a win too if you wanna finish my song. Coming to you in a few hours. Say no if it doesn't float you're boat...

  • @jibbidy34  2 weeks

    Oh my goodness Dupletarion Warrior you are AWESOME!! You took the time to write 200 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your hefty contribution to our community. You have 200 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @fearlessflight2014  2 weeks

    I’ve got it written, just need to record it tonight after I pack. I’ll put the song up without a demo locked until you get a chance to have a look.

  • @dukemeyer 2 weeks

    Hey man, thank U so much for your wonderful comment at "So gut (So Good)"! I don't know how to make it able for download from soundcloud... But here is a dropbox link, I hope it works well:

  • @sentense 3 weeks

    Hi, thanks for stopping by - and thanks for asking if i have some track left that could need some help. This year my workload for my job was even worse than usual, unfortunately, without Karan "forcing" me to collaborate i had not one track besides the one from the first weekend. Drums are the only instrument i play "on the fly", as in "I have something in mind, so i just play it and it's done", anything else is very time consuming because i am constantly looking for the notes/right keys on the keyboard and recording that is merely a kind of recording approximations and then repositioning and correcting every keystroke by hand in the MIDI track. Keeps me 3-4 days busy at least, and i had not that coherent hours/days for that this time 😞

    On the other hand, do YOU have a track that you like to have some (additional) drums or (maybe exotic) percussion? Because that was the thing my time allows.

  • @fearlessflight2014  3 weeks

    Oh! Oh! That's exciting! It's gonna be a late night tonight....

  • @fearlessflight2014  3 weeks

    My one regret every FAWM so far is I’ve never managed a collab with you. This looks like turning out the same, but If sent you a vocal and Bassline to a click or drum loop would you be open for a quickie? It’s ok to leave it til next year. πŸ˜€

  • @dreamscuba  3 weeks

    Thank you for your kind words on Magnatron...Much appreciated.

  • @adnama17  3 weeks

    No worries at all! I'm just itching to hear the final cut. 😁

  • @nancyrost  3 weeks

    Thanks, Craig! Still running here and having fun. Keep chasing me - it's bringing quantity and quality! Looking forward to catching up on listening in weeks to come. So glad to have you in the 4-track club this year, too.

  • @boyatheart  3 weeks

    Re. the harmonies. Just the same line on the other choruses is probably enough. If you want to add more you can, but not if it cuts into other song time.
    If you weren't able to do any more the track would still sound pretty peachy!

  • @adnama17  3 weeks

    How's things coming along?

  • @boyatheart  3 weeks

    Seriously man! How quick was that? A spontaneous dose of magic.
    Thanks for that!
    I'll get everything posted before the end, but Wow - I got some work to do!

  • @aesthetic72  3 weeks

    Hey Chris! Thanks for your comments on the show tune. I'm glad you see my lack of instrumentation as a strength - I wrote chords to accompany it, but they are difficult to play well on a 19 mini keyboard so I didn't lay them down. Side note: did you get my email about Bed of Lies?

  • @boyatheart  3 weeks

    Your comments are as awesome as your music bro!

  • @acousticmaddie  3 weeks

    THank you for your kind words. Yes lo-fi is intentional. When I put up the FAWM pieces my idea is to create a smuch a spossible and then (After a fewwks break ) go back and choose some to work on the rest of the year. I Put some more efforts in some songs here though.
    And thank you for encouragement.

  • @boyatheart  3 weeks

    Aah I got it. Thanks man, that's really cool of you. I sent an email just now too, just so you know.

  • @boyatheart  3 weeks

    Wow, sounds great and I can hear a mountain of work to do this justice. I'm off out for most of the day in a moment, but just wanted to let you know I got it and I dig it!
    Are you planning to add anything else, either before or after I do anything with it? I recall you mentioning Linn drums, but not sure what that was referring to.
    Anyway the vocals are super as usual, so it'll shape up in style I'm sure.

  • @boyatheart  3 weeks

    Oh by the way. You sir are certainly killing it this FAWM!

  • @sherrycanary  3 weeks

    Craig...a placeholder would be great, but I couldn't do anything till 2nd week in March

  • @sherrycanary  3 weeks

    Hey back atcha. You are doing some fine tunage!

  • @boyatheart  3 weeks

    Some guitar tracks in the folder with a little readme doc.

  • @boyatheart  3 weeks

    Ok nice. I’ll check when I get back from the school run.
    I also put a new one in there for your consideration.
    It’s gonna go to the wire for me to make 14 this year.

  • @boyatheart  3 weeks

    Hey Craig. I haven't seen an email from you. I checked spam too - nothing.

  • @gslade 4 weeks

    I'll be back to check out your tunes man. Currently getting in a plane. I actually posted a track this year. Can you believe it?

  • @crimulus  4 weeks

    😁 Thanks for the in-the-moment reaction on my song. I tend to like making songs from time to time that don't really have a _point_, so it was cool to hear about your anticipation and realization. Thank you so much for a great comment!

  • @boyatheart  4 weeks

    Hey Craig. Thanks for the comments on my songs. Your comments always show that you really listened to the song and are clearly indicative of your knowledge of and ear for music.

  • @marchllywd1 4 weeks

    Wow thanks so much. I love Christopher Cross too. Honestly I hate my voice because to me I sound like a 12 year old. and I was so scared to let anyone hear this but this place is so supportive I thought the worst anyone will say is that it sucked. i love the song ,hate the singing. Thanks again for listening.

  • @dani312 4 weeks

    Hey, thanks for your comments on Burden of me!

  • @hoppiern  4 weeks

    Thanks so much for your kind comments on my song!! 😊

  • @rops 4 weeks

    Thanks so much for the comment! Strummer is definitely a big inspiration to us, so that means a lot!

  • @defaultdave  4 weeks

    Thanks for commenting on β€œShuttering Up || Shutting Down”.
    Great compliments there, I appreciate it.
    This song was a bit hard to mix, was a little heavy at first, so lead me to some hard panning, which worked out nicely.

  • @darkmantle  4 weeks

    Thanks for the comment on Toxic.

    Life conspired to kick me in the ass last week, and I just haven't been able to do much FAWM since. 😞

    Should be able to hammer out a few songs this weekend though!

  • @frozenlonesome 4 weeks

    Thanks for listening to Squeamy and Joe. Glad you liked the track!

  • @visiblydistorted 4 weeks

    alrighty, emailed you and watchlisted ya. have fun!

  • @postcardhelicopters  4 weeks

    I'm pleased the song gave a laugh πŸ˜€ I considered taking another stab at that verse but decided a good, honest, laugh was verse enough.

    I've been "de-zonging" about four years, I guess, with a new phrase each year. I figure the attention is better spent on people new to FAWM. I don't list those self-zong-busting comments if I ever announce how many I've left, so I don't feel badly leaving them on my own tracks πŸ˜€

  • @visiblydistorted 4 weeks

    If you're serious and up for the collab, feel free to remix that "Don't Lie" track and post it fresh. I'm curious what you heard in your mind's ear. Thanks for the comments πŸ˜€

  • @acousticmaddie  4 weeks

    Thank you for commenting and continously encouraging me <3

  • @ladyred  4 weeks

    Thank-you! <3 <3

  • @nuj4x 4 weeks

    Thank you CTS, for the generous comments on both my soundboard and my songs! Its always a pleasure to see you've stopped by and left a comment!

  • @zecoop  4 weeks

    I am *absolutely* not a snow guy... 100% summer if I had a choice.
    Thanks for listening! πŸ˜€

  • @wimx52 4 weeks

    Thank you so much for your kind words ... glad you enjoyed.

  • @siege 4 weeks

    Thanks for the comments on Goodbye Graveyard! Really appreciate it!

  • @jibbidy34  4 weeks

    Congratulations Centurion Soldier! You wrote 100 comments for your fellow FAWMers!! You made this place even better. You took your time to listen to other people's songs and you have 100 thank you's from all of them and from me! Here’s your badge. Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @acousticmaddie  4 weeks

    Thank you Craig for yor kind words and for continously encouraging me.<3

  • @dragondreams  4 weeks

    Dammit you made me blush and grin at the same time!
    I feel exactly the same about you! And I brag about our connection all the time! 😎

  • @burrsettles  4 weeks

    Sent U my address 2 the email on file here. πŸ˜€

  • @aesthetic72  5 weeks

    Aesthetic.seventytwo at gmail

  • @carlos 5 weeks

    Oh yes!.. work is kicking my butt this month, but I need some princely distraction.... and yes I can do voice piano synth , drums if you have some sweet lyrics! πŸ˜‰

  • @debs  5 weeks

    Hi Craig!
    I've been terrible at FAWM so far, but let's try, yes! <3 I don't know as much Prince as I should. πŸ˜€ You still have my email, yeah? 😁

  • @zecoop  5 weeks

    Hey... Honest answer. Are you still in the 4-track thing or are you out? We have some folks waiting and I've got to get the tapes moving. Let me know Mr Jelly! πŸ˜€

  • @metalfoot  5 weeks

    So, we need to do something for reals. Want me to craft up some lyrics and fire them your way, something Prince-ish in style?

  • @inger  5 weeks

    You can send to my email -

  • @ladyred  5 weeks

    You are quite welcome to set "Let it Be" to music, if you like. πŸ˜€

  • @boyatheart  5 weeks

    Hi Craig.
    I've got a scratch demo to send you. I'm really hoping you'll be up for a collab on it. I'm thinking dance floor filler. I have a title and a chorus line, which I included as a suggestion, but it requires filling out with some instruments and lyrics/vocals. It really is screaming for a touch of jelly magic!
    No pressure. Email to follow in case.

  • @inger  5 weeks

    Hi, you asked about a possible collab. Anything particular in mind? πŸ˜€

  • @acousticmaddie  5 weeks

    That one became absolutely awesome. Thanks it was really fun!

  • @katebirdrex 5 weeks

    Howdy to you too! Can't wait to hear the jelly this year!

  • @nuj4x 6 weeks

    There’s a possibility I could even be you. Your alter ego! πŸ˜€ it could be when you fall asleep at night, instead of sleep walking you wake up, don a mask and make phat beats....mystery’s are fun πŸ˜€

  • @kristian  6 weeks ? Sent on saturday πŸ˜€

  • @boyatheart  6 weeks

    I have a full plate, except I left a little space for some jelly, so yes. I hope to have something to send to you by mid-month too if that suits you. We've got our work cut out following up "Belong 2 U" !

  • @kristian  6 weeks

    Yeah πŸ˜€ busy life bit have written quite alot of songs already πŸ˜€ had time to listen to the track yet?

  • @writeandwrong  6 weeks

    Thanks for your kind comments on "Happy Freaky." hehe

  • @boyatheart  6 weeks

    Hey Craig. Thanks for the comment on song number 1. High praise indeed. Coming from you makes it even more special.
    Hey that feeling is mutual. There's reason why you're my favourite FAWMer and why I enjoy collaborating with you... (it goes something like "Wow I wish I could come up with stuff like that").
    And please pass on my gratitude to your good lady for her generous comments too.
    Best wishes.

  • @dianaviney 6 weeks

    Hi, Thanks for zonging my song. That sounds funny....Yes, the song wrote itself sort of. I captured a quick phone recording of the main two chords and sang what I thought was gibberish over it. The next day when I listened closely to what i was singing it was basically my muse or subconscious telling me that I am weighing myself down by waiting to be good enough. So out it all came. Looking forward to hearing your music. Thanks

  • @expendablefriend  6 weeks

    Hey Craig! I am so *un*ready for this FAWM...not that that's going to stop me, though... πŸ˜‰ Welcome back - bring on the jelly!

  • @inger  6 weeks

    Thanks for your kind comments on Roll of the Dice!

    Wow, that's some ambitious FAWMing goals you have there...O.o

  • @nuj4x 6 weeks

    Thanks @cts! I'm eager to hear something of yours because I'll tell ya...the top of your page says "The Jelly Factory" and my curiosity is piqued!

    Yeah Michael is a cool guy it seems like and he definitely knows how to write some party lyrics! Maybe we'll get a polished version of it up and rolling!

  • @chandra83  6 weeks

    Thanks for your comments! πŸ˜€

  • @valeriecox  6 weeks

    Hi Craig. Happy FAWMing.Thanks for dropping in on my tune.

  • @totallynotaspambot 6 weeks

    Be greeted! I am more than happy to hear that you liked the track! Beep-bup-bup-beep.

  • @dj3ff 6 weeks

    Thank you for your kind comment on my track man!!

  • @rj1 6 weeks

    Cannot wait for the jelly!!

  • @sentense 6 weeks

    Looking forward to the jelly πŸ˜€

  • @carlos 6 weeks

    The beautiful ones , is my all time favourite... I’d love to do a similar type song with you!